Emir Kusturica

Emir Kusturica

Highest Rated: 100% When Father Was Away on Business (1985)

Lowest Rated: 40% 7 Days in Havana (2012)

Birthday: Nov 24, 1954

Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia

Widely regarded as one of the most innovative filmmakers of his generation, Emir Kusturica twice won the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or before the age of 40, and, film for film, it is difficult to think of a more consistently lauded artist than this Bosnian-born director. Possessing the persona of a rock star (he once played bass in the agit-rock band No Smoking and still makes guest appearances with them), he is the antithesis of the Hollywood director, viewing the world as a naif or a dreamer and only helming projects that move him strongly. Though the commerce of movies remains foreign to Kusturica, the opportunity to make a visual statement still drives his work. No fan of the close-up, he always tries to connect one person with what is going on in the midground and background (much like John Frankenheimer), and he has successfully worked with non-actors in the tradition of Italian neo-realism (e.g., Roberto Rossellini). As a result of his unpopular stand regarding the civil war in the former Yugoslavia, however, he finds himself scorned in his own land, literally a director without a country.

Highest rated movies

The Widow of Saint-Pierre
The Good Thief
On the Milky Road
7 Days in Havana




50% 40% On the Milky Road Kosta (Character),
- 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet El Pepe: A Supreme Life Director - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet La foresta di ghiaccio Secondo (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 12% The Scapegoat Stojil (Character) - 2013
40% 33% 7 Days in Havana Actor (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 46% Nicostratos, The Pelican Démosthène (Character) - 2011
86% 76% Farewell Sergei Gregoriev (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 55% Maradona by Kusturica Self,
- 2008
No Score Yet 72% Promise Me This Director,
- 2007
No Score Yet 33% Secret Journey Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 71% All the Invisible Children Director - 2005
60% 90% Life Is a Miracle Director,
- 2004
77% 62% The Good Thief Vladimir (Character) $3.5M 2002
No Score Yet 75% Super 8 Stories Director,
Executive Producer
- 2001
91% 78% The Widow of Saint-Pierre Neel Auguste (Character) $3.2M 2000
83% 95% Crna macka, beli macor Director,
$348.7K 1998
86% 96% Underground Director $154.0K 1995
87% 86% Arizona Dream Director,
- 1992
100% 97% Time of the Gypsies Director $183.3K 1989
100% 91% When Father Was Away on Business Director - 1985
No Score Yet 90% Do You Remember Dolly Bell? Director,
- 1981